Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Day 2 -- Sultan Aladdin

Here's my next new Prince for your collection...Sultan Aladdin!  In case you missed it, you can grab the base pattern here and get started right away.  And if you didn't join me until today, you can get the FREE notes for Prince Charming on yesterday's post.  Enjoy!

Again, I made these for my own collection...and you should, too.  Probably shouldn't sell them or Big Name Company might get upset.  ;)

Sultan Aladdin
Colors:  Blanket -- Red Heart Super Saver in Claret (an old skein, before they darkened the color)
                               RHSS in Aran
             Skin -- Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Honey
             Vest -- RHSS in Purple (another old skein)
             Hair -- I Love This Yarn in Black
             Hat (Fez) -- Red Heart With Love in Holly Berry

Blanket --
          R1 thru R6 - as written in Honey
          R7 - switch to Claret, as written
          R8 - switch to Aran, as written

Arms -- In Honey, as written

Head -- In Honey, as written

Hair -- work Wig Cap as written thru R11, then to make his "bangs":
ch2, turn, 1dc in  next 6 sts, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 1sc in next st, ch1, turn, 1sc in next 6 sts, 1hdc in next st, 1dc in next 3 sts, FO leaving a long tail.  Roll the "bangs" you just made up and use the tail to tack the bangs to R10.  Then sew Wig Cap to Head.

Fez-- in Holly Berry
          R1 - Ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook  (6sc)
          R2 - 2sc in ea st around (12sc)
          R3 - In Back Loop Only, 1 sc in ea st around  (12sc)
          R4 - In both loops, (2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts), rep around  (15sc)
          R5 thru R7 - 1sc in ea st around (15sc)
          FO leaving a long tail for sewing, sew to head.

Vest -- In Purple 
         Ch 22
         Row 1 — Turn, 1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in ea st cross, ch 2, turn (20)
         Row 2 through Row 6 — 1dc in ea st across

         Row 7 — Ch1, turn, sl st in next 5 sts, ch2, 1dc in next 10 sts, ch2 turn.

         Row 8 through Row 10 — 1dc in ea st across, do not finish off.



         Sleeve holes and sides —

                  - Ch8, sl st to last st of R6, ch1, work 1sc in ea row evenly across (should be 10sc across)

                  - Ch2, turn, sk 1 st, 1sc in ea st across, ch8, sl st to 1st st of R6, ch1 work 1sc
                     across evenly.

                  - Ch2, turn, sk 1st st, 1sc in next 30 sts, sl st in next 9 sts, FO.

           Put vest on your prince and sew a few stitches around the lapel area to tack vest down 
                   in place.
                                   Sleeve hole:

                                   Finished Vest:


You have my permission to do whatever with any blanket you make from this pattern (of course you can, it’s your blanket!). I’d love a link back to this pattern if you post a finished prince online. But PLEASE do not sell, distribute, or rewrite-and-call-your-own these FREE NOTES or any part of them to anyone at any time (of course you won’t, because they're mine). I spend a bunch of time making up and testing my patterns and getting them ready to share…please respect this so I can keep on doing it! Thanks!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Princes...because every Princess needs a hero!

So, after a ridiculously long time since my last post, I'm finally here again with some more FREE notes!  Don't get me wrong...I haven't just been sitting around.  I have published many of my Blanket Buddy patterns on Ravelry (come by and check them out here ) and my hooks have been smokin' with all the items I've been making.  But over the holidays I had a sudden inspiration...Princesses like to play with Princes!  So I set to work coming up with a super easy prince base pattern that could be easily customized to represent the Prince of your dreams.    Lots of trial and error...and gallons of coffee later...I give you my Crown Prince Blanket Buddy.  He is fully customizable and I included optional items such as a cape and a crown.  He's ready to follow his Princess on all their adventures!

I also came up with five versions of my Prince to go with five of the Princesses that I have posted before.  Each day this week I'll post FREE notes on how to turn my Crown Prince Blanket Buddy pattern into a different prince...Prince Charming, Prince Ferdinand, Sultan Aladdin, Prince Eric, and Prince Phillip.

Now, these FREE notes won't make much sense without the Base Pattern...actually they won't make ANY sense at all!...so swing by my Ravelry shop to get your copy (you can get it here...thank you!!).  Then come back each day this week to collect your notes and get started working up your collection!  And as always, I'm around to help if you need me.  The best way to reach me is my Facebook page...send me a message anytime!

Oh, and I made these princes for my own collection.  You probably shouldn't make them to sell or the Big Name Company will get upset.

Today's Prince:  Prince Charming (Cinderella)
 Colors used:
 Blanket -- Red Heart Super Saver in Aran
              -- RHSS in Gold
              -- RHSS in Cardinal (an old skein)
              -- RHSS in Black
 Arms    -- RHSS in Buff
              -- RHSS in Aran
              -- RHSS in Gol
Head     -- RHSS in Buff
Hair      -- RHSS in Chocolate


Blanket -- With Aran, work R1 through R7 as written.  Switch to Gold, work R8 as written.  Switch to Cardinal, work R9 through R15 as written.  Switch to Black, work R16 as written.

Arms -- With Buff, work R1 through R4 as written.  Switch to Aran, work R5 through R15 as written.  Switch to Gold, work R16 - (2sc in the next st, 1sc in the next st), repeat around (12 sts)
              R17 - 1sc in ea st around (12 sts)
              R18 - 1sc in ea st around (12 sts)
              R19 - 1sc in ea st around (12 sts).  FO.

Work Head as written.

Hair -- With Chocolate, work Wig Cap as written to R11.
            R12 - 1hdc in next st, 1dc in next 5 sts, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts, turn, 1sc in next 10 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, 1hdc in next, 1dc in next 5 sts, 1hdc in next 2 sts, 1sc around to the "turn."  FO leaving a long tail to sew Wig Cap to the Head.

Gold Chain -- With Gold, Ch11 and FO.  Sew to each sleeve cap (see photos for reference) and tack down to Blanket on Chain #6.

You have my permission to do whatever with any blanket you make from this pattern (of course you can, it’s your blanket!). I’d love a link back to this pattern if you post a finished prince online. But PLEASE do not sell, distribute, or rewrite-and-call-your-own these FREE NOTES or any part of them to anyone at any time (of course you won’t, because they're mine). I spend a bunch of time making up and testing my patterns and getting them ready to share…please respect this so I can keep on doing it! Thanks!